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21 June 2019

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California’s Wild Wing releases new LP

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Some bands want to play the same music that the icons of their genre once did, only in present day. Others, California’s Wild Wing included, want to build on the blueprint that was set forth by those fabled legends, which is precisely what we hear in New Futures, a record that takes a couple of […]

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17 June 2019

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Richard Lynch’s brand new album – Think I’ll Carry It On

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Country has been enjoying a massive spike in talent from its independent underground lately, and among the more intriguing acts to catch my attention this year has been Richard Lynch, a blue-collar country singer whose music can’t help but evoke imagery that is endearingly American, through and through. Lynch’s brand new album, Think I’ll Carry […]

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13 June 2019

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Big Time Grain releases new Music

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URL: https://www.bigtimegrain.com/music Big Time Grain Company’s latest single, the smooth-grooving “Sunday Morning,” sees the country duo taking a slight step away from the rock n’ roll tone of their EP 401k and embracing a brooding blues sound instead.  “Sunday Morning” presents listeners with a far more robust collection of swing beats and sterling melodies than […]

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12 June 2019

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 W.C. Beck turns in his most cutting collection of homespun balladry yet

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URL: https://www.wcbeck.com/ Expanding on the brooding statement piece Quivira, W.C. Beck turns in his most cutting collection of homespun balladry yet in First Flight, his all-new ten-track LP due out this June 7th. With cornerstones like the inspired swing-tune “Powder Blue,” reflective fire-starter “Among the Waves,” poignant “Grey” and sparkling “(Holding on) To a Coast,” […]

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12 June 2019

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The debut album from Oliver Ray, Out Passed Nowhere

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The debut album from Oliver Ray, Out Passed Nowhere, begins with the humble harmony of “Ol’ Coyote,” one of two singles released ahead of the record, and inside of this four minute opening salvo our lead singer sets the tone for every stitch of melodic majesty soon to come after it. Ray’s smoke-stained croon is […]

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12 June 2019

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Dane Maxwell delivers new Single

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Elegant isn’t a word that I use a lot with new pop music, but that’s exactly what comes to mind when listening to the way that Dane Maxwell’s vocal straddles the bassline in his new single “Where I’m Seen.” The acoustic guitars are the source of the melodic tension in the air, but the gritty […]

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6 June 2019

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Derek Davis releases third solo LP – Resonator Blues

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URL: https://www.derekdavismusic.com/ You’d never know Derek Davis hails from the sunny climes of Oakland, California just from listening to his latest solo album Resonator Blues. His voice sounds drenched in the Deep South, no affected twang burdening his vocals, but instead the sediment shifting soulfulness at the heart of his voice, his ability to modulate through […]

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3 June 2019

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White Owl Red’s brilliant new album Existential Frontiers

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Basking in the glow of their own radiant reverb, beautiful guitar strings dance with a passionate volley in “Love Her Still,” one of the fourteen songs that comprise White Owl Red’s brilliant new album Existential Frontiers. Coming in at roughly forty six minutes in total length, Existential Frontiers is an easy-listening portal to a surreal […]

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29 May 2019

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Francine Honey single “Stay”

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URL: https://francinehoney.com/ Critics are going crazy for the new Francine Honey single “Stay,” and it’s not that hard to understand the hype when examining the music video for the song. This season, we’ve seen scores of artists going big with their videos and establishing a status quo that is marred by excess, pomp and surrealism […]

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